This week's Billboard cover story features Tom Petty, who opens up about his ​new track "Playing Dumb." The song addresses​ ​the victims of sexual abuse at the hands of the Catholic clergy and criticizes Catholic Church .​

Tom Petty blasts the Catholic Church, saying: "[Religion] can't tell anybody it's okay to kill people, and it can't abuse children systematically for God knows how many years."

Petty adds, “If I was in a club, and I found out that there had been generations of people abusing children, and then that club was covering that up, I would quit the club. And I wouldn’t give them any more money.”